Laura Norton and Mark Jordon, who both star in Emmerdale, have become parents to a little boy whom they

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The Emmerdale stars announced their good news on Instagram Monday afternoon, along with some adorable snaps of the bundle of joys they have named Jesse Jordon

Laura, 37, has given the article a title: “So, on Friday the 29th January at 1:30 a.m. we managed to bring this little champion into the world

“It was the most incredible, surreal experience I’ve ever had, and probably will ever have, and my tiny mind is overwhelmed

“Jesse Jordon, we are all head over heels in love with you @daddyjordon you were the BEST birth partner would absolutely not be in one piece without you and @roh_birthcentre are amazing !!

Her pictures included a seriously cute one of Jesse in his hospital crib and some of Laura playing Kerry Wyatt in Emmerdale and Mark playing and cuddling Daz Spencer

He wrote: “So proud that on Friday the 29th January to announce at 1:30 p.m. @laura_norts gave birth to our beautiful boy

“We both looked at the result and there was so much joy, but for one strange moment we were both deadly quiet”

The couple met on the set of Emmerdale before announcing their engagement early last year

After Laura kept their relationship largely under wraps, Laura publicly supported Mark, who shares children Joseph, 22, and Poppy (19) with former wife Siobhan Finneran, through his attack process last year

In July 2018, Mark was accused of attacking Andrew Potts by biting his face outside the Farrars Arms Pub in Oldham

The television star denied charges of affronts, unlawful wounding, and assault by beating and was acquitted by a jury in August

After the trial, Mark and Laura re-planned their wedding before discovering their surprise baby news

“I hope my instincts are put in. I feel very calm and safe knowing that I have seen what an amazing father Mark is and how brilliant his children are”

Laura Norton

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